Wednesday, October 28, 2015

OpticalCEUs Again Wows Attendees at Its Annual Fall Seminar for Continuing Education for Opticians

Linda Conlin, founder of OpticalCEUs, Joe Forte, and Deborah Kotob wowed a sell-out crowd at this past Sunday's OpticalCEUs Fall 2015 Continuing Education Seminar for licensed opticians.

There were more than twelve dozen opticians from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, and New Hampshire. In the classy Celebrity Ballroom of the Fox Tower, these engaged opticians earned 7 ABO/NCLE credits, all valid for their licenses.

The presentationswere as follows: Exploring the Cornea; Light, the Eye and the Brain; Everywhere and Sportwrap – Understanding Digital Technology; Specialty Contact Lenses Are Not That Special; Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses; You Be the Judge: Opticians and Malpractice; The Nature of Light and Its Practical Applications.

For lunch, the attendees went into a connecting dining room where the Foxwoods Casino catering staff had set up 16 tables, seating eight, all with a centerpiece and a wonderful china setting.

The buffet table was stacked with large bowls of Philly cheesesteak, eggplant parmigiana, pulled pork, green tossed salad, pasta salad, and minestrone. On the desert table, there were lemon tarts, a blueberry crumble, and a chocolate thingy that disappeared quickly.

Almost forgot: OpticalCEUs raffled off five polo shirts with its distinguished lighthouse logo. Luxottica had a raffle for two Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Our Lecturers
Accredited lecturers Linda Conlin, Deborah Kotob of Vision-Ease and Joe Forte will present seven courses enabling you to earn ABO/NCLE credits. 
Linda Conlin

Deborah Kotob
For over 15 years Linda, an NAO Fellow Ambassador, has provided continuing education and training for opticians at the state and national levels. She is ABO and NCLE certified, licensed in CT, MA and RI, and has written for 20/20 and EyeWitness magazines.

She founded OpticalCEUs and launched and Optical News from OpticalCEUs news blog for opticians. She is currently an adjunct professor in the Goodwin College's Ophthalmic Science Program.

Joe Forte
Deborah, the ECP Education Facilitator for Vision-Ease, creates and presents ABO, NCLE and JCAHPO seminars related to optics and best practices.

A Massachusetts-licensed optician, she has owned two optical businesses and was a sales representative for MODO and Luxottica. Deborah has achieved ABOM and NCLE certifications. 

Joe, the director of contact lens services for Greenwich Ophthalmology Associates, lectured at CUNY Tech, Vision Expo and Optifair. He is certified as an advanced level speaker, and was program director of the Interboro Institute College of Opticianry where he taught courses in various areas of contact lenses and optics.

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